Friday, June 15, 2012

15 June 1975 - Tex Charles Denton Watson is Baptized

1843 (+)   Composer Edvard Hagerup Grieg is born in Bergen, Norway.

1849 (-)  11th president of the USA James Knox Polk dies of cholera at the age of 53 in Nashville, Polk Place, Tennessee, USA.

1904 (x)   Over 1000 Die in General Slocum steamer fire in Manhattan, East River, New York, USA.

1906 (+)   Victim of Fritz Haarmann aka Der Hannover Werwolf, Ernst Spiecker is born in Hannover, Germany.

1906 (+)   Rexist and Belgian SS leader Léon Joseph Marie Degrelle is born in Bouillon, Belgium.

1914 (+)   Soviet leader Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov is born in Stavropol, Russia.

1929 (+)   Filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis aka The Godfather of Gore, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

1938 (-)  Artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner commits suicide by distress after the destruction of approximately 600 of his works by the Nazis because of 'degeneration' at the age of 58 in Davos, Switzerland.

1940 (x)  49-year-old Biochemist Jack Cecil Drummond marries his secretary Anne Wilbraham in London, United Kingdom.

1943 (+)   Musician Johnny Hallyday originally Jean-Philippe Smet, is born in Paris, Cité Malesherbes, France.

1943 (+)   Writer, call girl and madam Xaviera Hollander aka The Happy Hooker originally Vera de Vries, is born in Soerabaja, Indonesia.

1966 (-)  Maria G. is attacked by Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, at the age of 55 in Zagorze, Poland.
She survived.

1967 (-)  Zofia K. is strangled by Zdzislaw Marchwicki aka The Wampir, at the age of 40 in Grodziec, Poland.

1970 (-)  Unidentified woman is assaulted by Gustaaf Van Eyken aka De Vampier van Muizen, at the age of 22 in Soest, Jakob Notenwal, Germany.

1972 (x)  37-year-old Founding member of the Rote Armee Fraktion, Ulrike Marie Meinhof is arrested in Hannover, Langenhagen, Walsroder Strasse, Germany.
To make sure they have captured the feared terrorist they make an X-ray of her head, revealing a metal clip that was left behind during a brain-operation 10 years earlier.

1973 (-)  Raymond Blackburn is killed by Dean Corll aka The Candyman, at the age of 20 in Houston, Pasadena, Texas, USA.

1974 (-)  Unidentified boy is abducted and sexually assaulted by Daniël Baron aka The Triangle of Death Killer, at the age of 15 in Limoges, France.

1975 (x)  28-year-old Manson Family-member Tex Charles Denton Watson is born again and baptized by a student chaplain in a large plastic laundry cart outside the prison chapel in Folsom Prison, California, USA.

1982 (-)  Debra Smith Taylor is raped and strangled by Michael Ross aka The Roadside Strangler, at the age of 23 in Griswold, Connecticut, USA.

1983 (-)  2 unidentified girls are abducted and sexually assaulted by Christopher Wilder aka The Beauty Queen Killer, in Boynton City, Beach Park, Florida, USA.

1985 (x)  Artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn 's "Danaë" is attacked with sulfuric acid and a knife by an unidentified man later judged insane in St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum, Russia.

1990 (x)  43-year-old SPK and Rote Armee Fraktion 2nd Generation member Ralf Baptist Friedrich is arrested in Schwedt/Oder, Germany.

1994 (-)  Murderer David Lawson is executed by the Gas Chamber at the age of 39 in North Carolina, USA.

1996 (-)  Musician Ella Jane Fitzgerald aka The First Lady of Song, dies of diabetes at the age of 79 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1998 (-)  Murderer Johnny Pyles is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

2000 (-)  Murderer Paul Selso Nuncio is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.

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